The South Australian Active Living Coalition consists of key government departments and other agencies whose core business includes fulfilling targets relating to improving the health and well-being of South Australians. The Coalition has recognised the need to support a South Australian practice of designing people-friendly streets to catalyse urban regeneration that promote active and healthy lifestyles. They commissioned GTA Consultants and Intermethod to: identify appropriate approaches to designing people-friendly streets, collate national and international practice examples and address standards and guidelines and their applicability in South Australia. Key points and recommendations will be summarised in the ‘Compendium for South Australian Practice’ (working title). The Compendium will aim to assist professionals and authorities grappling with the dilemmas of creating people-friendly streets whilst meeting the requirements of national standards and regulations applicable to street and road design.